responsible distribution

Third-Party Verification

ACD's on-site third-party verification is required of each ACD member and Chemical Handler Affiliate at a 20% sampling of company facilities. Responsible Distribution verification is conducted by an independent, third-party verifier(s) against a standard specifications document based on the Responsible Distribution Guiding Principles and a Code of Management Practice. Responsible Distribution verification IS NOT an inspection against a rigid set of Yes/No questions that leave no flexibility for response. For example:

  • Responsible Distribution verification will verify that a member company has a system in place and is being implemented to provide for compliance with federal regulations.
  • Responsible Distribution verification is not a review of a company's actual compliance against specific regulations.
  • Responsible Distribution verification will verify that a member company has a system in place to identify/determine the skills and knowledge required to perform job responsibilities and/or that programs are in place to ensure employees are properly trained.
  • Responsible Distribution verification does not evaluate your company's individual employee skill levels.

NOTE: All distributor members are considered 'Candidate Members' until submission of proof of the passing of third-party on-site verification within three years of the approval date of the Candidate’s application for ACD membership.

Third-Party Verifier

ACD Candidates, Members, and Chemical Handler Affiliates will be site verified by a third-party verifier, assigned by ACD. Those organizations will incur an additional charge for re-verification if it is found to be non-compliant after the initial review and sixty-day period of corrective action. For more information, including costs, please contact ACD. ACD's third-party verifier is:

BeAspire Enviro Consulting
Primary Contact: Chrystal Beasley
4110 Almeda Rd. Suite 88321
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 444-7425


Compliance Solutions Group, LLC (CSG)
Primary Contact: Charles Hutchinson
16851 Jefferson Hwy., Suite 6D
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
(225) 754-0405


Safety Management Group
Primary Contact: Floyd Campbell
8335 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(800) 435-8850